Savvy shoppers can practice their opposite-field hitting skills and peruse footwear and sports apparel in the same place these days. Shoe Village, a brick-and-mortar store whose website claims is “10,000 square feet of shoe heaven,” now has on-site batting cages. Operating as Game 162, the indoor facility has five hitting tunnels with pitching machines of
Julio Rivera was attacked with a hammer and wrench and stabbed with a knife near 78th Street and 37th Avenue in Jackson Heights on July 2, 1990. The press mostly ignored this murder of this openly gay, 29-year-old man, and police alleged a drug deal gone bad. However, the community responded with outrage, activism, and
Don’t be surprised if travelers start to hope that their LaGuardia Airport flights have delays. The Atrium Business & Conference Center is now totally completed and open to the public. Adjacent to Terminal B’s Departures Level, the 65,000-square-foot venue includes conference rooms, business center services, and several new lounges. One side has views of the Manhattan
Welcome the Year of the Dragon with colorful costumes, mesmerizing music, stunning props, dazzling acrobatics, and lively choreography. The Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company presents Red Firecrackers at Flushing Town Hall on Sunday, Feb. 25, starting at 3 pm. Performers depict villagers who defeat a terrifying monster, thanks to their courage, ingenuity, and unity. The positive
Astoria is a special place. The northwestern Queens neighborhood is extremely diverse, but it’s also eclectic with authentic ethnic restaurants, hot cultural institutions, wacky architecture, beautiful parks, and a unique history. Learn (and taste) more at the New York Adventure Club’s Secret Eats of Astoria Food Crawl on Sunday, Feb. 18, at noon. Susan Mills
Is Queens going Hollywood? Museum of the Moving Image (36-01 35th Ave.) presents the Afrikan Poetry Theatre’s Black History Month Film Festival on Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 4 pm. Then, Flushing Town Hall (157-35 Northern Blvd.) offers Crazy Talented Asians & Friends: Fourth Animation Shorts Festival on Sunday, Feb. 18, starting at 6 pm.